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  • ACT/PLAN Test on Wedneday, April 23
     
    All Higley High sophomores and juniors will take the ACT/PLAN test on April 23. It will be a late start day for freshmen and seniors. Zero hour will not meet on this day. Buses will pick up sophomores and juniors as regularly scheduled. Freshmen and sophomores will be picked up four hours later.
     
    ACT/PLAN Test April 23
     
    Students will attend A or B lunch as they usually do based on their 4th hour teacher.



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  • High School Summer School Registration Opens

     

    Registration is now open for Higley Unified School District’s 2014 High School Summer School. Registration is open to all incoming and current students. Classes will be held 7 a.m. to noon during two sessions at Higley High School. Each session will be for one-half credit. Cost is $170 per session.

     

    Session 1: May 27 through June 10 (Tuesday through Friday the first week, Monday through Thursday the rest of the session) Session 2: June 11 through June 26 (Monday through Thursday)

     

    To register, students will need payment as well as an approval code from a counselor.

     

    More information can be found here.


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  • Open enrollment 2014/15 applications available
     
    Families interested in submitting an open enrollment application for any of Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. Families will be informed in early 2014 about placement in our schools. Open Enrollment Form.


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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations. 

    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.

    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

    More information about this federally–funded program is here.


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  • District Governing Board sets calendar for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
     
    The Higley Unified School District board voted Tuesday to maintain the current school calendar configuration for the 2014/15 school year and move to a modified year-round calendar in 2015/16.

    The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.

    With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.

    The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.

    The adopted calendar for 2015/16 includes a start date on July 27, 2015, and an end date on May 26, 2016, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks. The adopted calendar for the 2016/17 includes a start date on July 25, 2016, and an end date on May 25, 2017, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks.
     
    The board did ask that the standing calendar committee revisit the 2016/17 calendar to see if the end of the first semester can coincide with the start of winter break. 

    2014-2015 Calendar
    2015-2016 Calendar
    2016-2017 Calendar 


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  • Lunch Money Update
     
    School offices will now have a secure “lunch money” drop box at their front offices. Parents and students who need to add money to their accounts can place the funds in envelopes at each school’s front desk and place that into the secured box.

    Parent can still stop by the cafeteria during and after meal times when needed to talk with cafeteria managers.
     

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  • A free breakfast is available to students each morning in the school cafeteria. Students can take advantage of this opportunity to fuel their brains for learning. Please encourage your student to visit the cafeteria and see what's on the menu when they arrive to school. 
     

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  • Higley High School Dress Code 

    Portions of the information in this section are an intentional duplication of the “Higley Unified School District Student/Parent Handbook and Student Code of Conduct.”  The duplication is intended to re-inform and confirm with parents and students the importance of dressing appropriately for the school setting.  What may be appropriate around the house and/or in a teenage social setting may not be allowable at school.  Certain dress code violations could be considered a health or safety issue and/or a disruption of the educational process.  These violations could be subject to disciplinary action.  Your understanding and cooperation with this issue is greatly appreciated by the students and employees at Higley High School.                             

    Students may not wear clothing that causes annoyances, disrupts, agitates, interrupts, or interferes with others who are on the school premises for the lawful purpose of pursuing or providing a public school education.

    We believe that Higley High School students should dress modestly and appropriately for school.

    Therefore, the following items are not allowed:

    -         Shirts, blouses, and tops exposing a bare midriff  (skin should not be revealed between the bottom of the shirt/blouse and the top of pants/skirts/shorts).

    -         Bare shoulders (no spaghetti straps or halter-tops).  Shirt and blouse shoulder straps must be a minimum of 1.5 inches wide (two finger width).

    -         Deeply/narrowly cut in the front, back, or under the arms, i.e. basketball jerseys worn without the appropriate undershirt or dress code appropriate tank top.

    -         Clothing not covering buttocks, genital area or underwear (i.e., baggy or saggy pants, shorts, and short skirts).

    -         Exposed underwear, including bras, bra straps, and bandeaus.

    -         Clothing made of see-through fabric, including sheer, mesh, lace, and macramé.

    -         Shorts and skirts must be at least mid-thigh length.

    -         Clothing, backpacks, binders, or other accessories, jewelry, or skin markings with symbols or messages regarding tobacco, alcohol, drugs, race, gambling, obscenities, nudity, profanity or sexual connotations.

    -         Clothing identified by law enforcement agencies as being popular with gangs/negative student groups such as clothing with gang names, slang street names, eight ball markings (it suggests drug use or feelings of being discriminated against), or satanic markings are examples of this type of clothing.  Bandannas of any color, size, or shape may NOT be carried or displayed in any classroom or at any school activity.

    -         Head scarf/skull cap, hairnets, do-rags, bandannas, head/sweat bands, and similar items.

    -         Ribbed white tank top underwear minimum of 1.5 inches wide.

    -         Pajamas, blankets, and house slippers are not appropriate clothing for school and may not be worn.

    -         No bare feet.  Shoes must be worn at all times.

    -         No open toe shoes that would pose a safety/health issue (examples: Wood Shop, Early Childhood, science labs, etc. This is at teacher discretion)

    -         Profane or defamatory writing/pictures.

    -         Items that present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school.  Examples are, but not limited to jewelry and ornamental accessories such as chains, spiked collars spiked wristbands, (these items present a safety hazard to self and/or others.

    -         Items that could cause excessive wear or damage to school property (chains, pins, spikes, etc. attached to clothing).

    Students will be required to change into a school-provided t-shirt if his or her clothing is deemed inappropriate.  Refusal to do so could result in disciplinary action.  School administrators will make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of student appearance.


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  • Parent Letter: Food Deliveries 
     
    July 25, 2013
     
    High School Parents/Guardians,

    We would like to share with you a change in our practice at the high school regarding food and drink deliveries to students during school hours.

    Deliveries to students during school will no longer be accepted with regards to food or beverage items.  In order to ensure a safe and sanitary environment that supports and maintains the health and welfare of all, students are welcome to pack a lunch or purchase a prepared meal. In addition to complying with health codes, our offices are not equipped with the necessary equipment to maintain the appropriate temperature of hot meals or refrigerate cold meals.  In the past, perishable items have often not been retrieved in a timely fashion.  Equally difficult to regulate is our staff’s efforts to accommodate deliveries related to food and drink, with the numerous duties and activities that occur daily in the school’s office.

    Please remember, Higley High School is a closed campus.  We ask that you visit with your student and remind him/her that leaving campus during the day is not permitted, unless he/she is checked out by a parent or guardian through the main office. In such situations, the labeled binders on the front counter provide parents and students a place to sign-in and/or sign-out upon leaving or arriving on campus. Once students arrive on campus, they are required to stay on campus until their academic school day is completed.

    As we explore various options of enhancing the menu selection for our students, we are committed to meeting the student dining needs and hope to eventually increase both variety and choice.

    We thank you in advance for supporting this significant change in the front office at HHS. We look forward to working with you this year to ensure that your student has every opportunity to create and experience a meaningful, positive and memorable chapter of his/her academic career at Higley High School. Go Knights!

    Sincerely,

     
    The Administrative Team
    Higley High School


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  • Parents! 
     
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  • Transcript Request
     
    If you need a transcript sent to another school or college please print out  Transcript Request Form and fax  to 480-279-7305. Please allow 48 hours for processing.
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Higley High School is a comprehensive 9-12 high school serving the educational needs of students in Gilbert, AZ. Higley High School was awarded an A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE designation by the Arizona Education Foundation. Higley offers a wide range of curriculum designed to challenge all students and prepare them for college and careers after high school. Some of these programs include a full range of AP, honors, and dual enrollment courses along with Career and Technical Education and Engineering programs.  In addition to a commitment to outstanding academics, Highly High encourages all students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Whether it be the fine arts, sports, student council, or one of many campus clubs, Higley High is the place to get involved and enhance your high school experience. Welcome to Higley High School. GO KNIGHTS!

 

 

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